Friday, February 1, 2013
Firefighters rescued the driver of a car that was trapped.
A woman was rescued Friday morning as water surrounded her car on Patuxent River Road. Firefighters responded at about 4:40 a.m. to a stranded vehicle at Patuxent Road and Trails End Road, according to Division Chief Keith Swindle, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Swindle said water had reached the bumper of the car. The driver was removed and unharmed, and emergency crews were available by 5:30 a.m.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The sinkhole formed by Tropical Storm Lee is finally filled after nearly four months of repairs.
The sinkhole on Patuxent River Road that destroyed two cars in September is finally fixed after the Department of Public Works (DPW) concluded the repairs and construction last week. Tropical Storm Lee blew through south county in September, leaving water-soaked roads and closed county fields and parks throughout the area. Immediately following the sinkhole accidents, the DPW said it would take several weeks to fix the damage and open Patuxent River Road. However, the holes weren’t filled for months following the tropical storm, leaving many to wonder when the road would be safe to use again. Matt Diehl of the DPW confirmed that the holes are now finally filled after weeks of work. In addition to the holes, a guardrail was added along …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
September storms washed out the roadway in Davidsonville. Three months later, commuters still can't get through.
In early September, Tropical Storm Lee—that came on the heels of Tropical Storm Irene-washed out a section of Patuxent River Road between Queen Anne Bridge Road and Central Avenue in Davidsonville. Exactly three months and a dozen days later, the road still isn't open. Subscribe to the Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch newsletter for an alert when the road opens. A similar project on Old Herald Harbor Road was completed and the road reopened on Nov. 23, so I thought I'd check in on how work was progressing in Davidsonville. I stopped by the work site Monday to get photos. While the culvert has been installed under the road and the road is now passable with built-up structures plus a gravel and dirt covering, there is still quite a bit of …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The once busy road should reopen before the end of the year.
In early September, a section of Patuxent River Road between Central Avenue and Queen Anne Bridge Road in Davidsonville was washed away during Tropical Storm Lee. The damaged area, a sinkhole, managed to swallow two cars. Since then, commuters who live past the damaged roadway have to travel through narrow roads to get back to Central Avenue. That sinkhole and another one on Old Herald Harbor Road in Annapolis have taken months to repair due to the major engineering and construction required to solve the problem. Old Herald Harbor Road was scheduled to reopen Nov. 23. Patuxent River Road will take another three weeks to repair according to Matt Diehl, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works (DPW). Once the work …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Patuxent River Road is impassable between Queen Ann Bridge Road and Central Avenue due to an enormous crater caused by rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.